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Bless You Boys Jul 23, 2016

Game 98 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

In the absence of Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris, a surprising name has solidified the rotation behind Justin Verlander and Michael Fulmer. It’s fair to call Matt Boyd the Tigers’ number three starter right now, a statement that a month ago would have sounded the death knell to the 2016 season. Boyd has a surprising 2.91 K/BB ratio as a starter (he has one relief appearance on the year), and his 13.6 K-BB% is just a hair behind Fulmer’s for second on the team. His starting ERA is still rather unsightly at 5.55, his FIP is 4.18 and his SIERA is 4.25. Even more impressive has been...
Bless You Boys Jul 22, 2016

Game 97 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

Michael Fulmer looks for his 10th win of the season against Jacob Turner and the White Sox. After the latter half of 2015, it’s weird to think of a pitcher not named Justin Verlander whose starts are legitimate cause for excitement. We’ve reached that point with Michael Fulmer, however. The Tigers have won 11 of his last 12 starts, of which 8 have come away from home. Any way you slice it, the rookie has been Detroit’s savior to this point. It will be interesting to see how the Tigers handle Fulmer’s innings limit. Could they take a proactive approach today and yank him earlier than...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2016
Brad Ausmus recalls 2015 sell-off: 'I understood it; but as a manager you want to win'

Brad Ausmus recalls 2015 sell-off: 'I understood it; but as a manager you want to win'

I told (Dave Dombrowski), I think its a mistake, but I understood why he was doing it, Ausmus said. CHICAGO -- It was July 29 of last year and Justin Verlander had just out-dueled Chris Archer to give the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 win at Tampa Bay. It was also the night Tigers manager Brad Ausmus learned the team was essentially throwing in the towel on the 2015 season. In the next 48 hours, the Tigers would deal starter David Price, closer Joakim Soria and outfield Yoenis Cespedes.  "I remember it exactly," Ausmus said of his conversation with then-general manager...
Bless You Boys Jul 21, 2016

Game 96: Rain delay overflow thread

Because we waited this long. Here's the question- who do you think hates rain delays the most on Detroit's roster? My guess is Kinsler, but I think an argument could be made for Verlander also. I think the case for who enjoys them the most is a two-man battle- Cabrera versus Collins. Also, who do you think would be the best tennis player on the team? Iglesias is my guess.

Game 2016.96: Tigers at White Sox

The less said about yesterday’s game, the better. That’s not true. Verlander was incredible; he has re-established himself as the ace of the staff, with better stuff than we have seen from him in 3 years. The scene on the mound where Brad went out and Justin held his ground was priceless. Verlander said that […]
Bless You Boys Jul 21, 2016

Justin Verlander called out Lynn Henning for trying to trade Justin Verlander

Stop trying to make Fetch happen, Lynn. For the second consecutive year, a certain member of the Detroit sports media has riled up the ace of the Tigers’ staff by turning a non-story into news. Thursday afternoon, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News tweeted a link to an article he had written about the Tigers possibly trading star pitcher Justin Verlander. Verlander on trade deadline: 'I want to stay here' https://t.co/GarQtsAMMH via @detroitnews— Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) July 21, 2016 Shortly after the story went online, Verlander took notice, and fired off a fairly obvious...
Fenway Nation Jul 20, 2016

Sox Trade Target Ervin Santana Wins Again Today

Ervin Santana Pitching Today ()Multiple sources have reported that the Red Sox are talking with Minnesota about a trade for starter Ervin Santana. Today, the 33-year old right turned in another solid performance—going seven innings and giving up just one earned run as he out-dueled Tiger Justin Verlander. Santana is 3-8 with a 3.93 ERA this season for the woeful Twinkies. Even with the acquisition of Drew Pomeranz and the recent good start by Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox have to be viewing the #5 starter spot as 'up in the air'. Santana—who would not cost a whole lot in terms of top...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2016

Twins 4, Tigers 1: K-Rod spoils Justin Verlander’s outstanding performance

The offense shares a hefty portion of the blame, too. Justin Verlander delivered to the tune of eight sparkling innings. Unfortunately, the offense was on vacation and K-Rod botched the ninth. As a result, the Tigers lost 4-1 to the Twins, handing them the series in disappointing fashion on a game that was easily winnable. Wednesday’s game started out well and good. Verlander allowed a one-out home run to Joe Mauer and then Ian Kinsler took Ervin Santana deep on the first pitch of the game. After that, though, the game was rather docile. Verlander would give up just one hit for the next...

Twins have to go through Verlander to win series in Detroit

Ervin Santana is on the mound for the Twins as they play the rubber game of a three-game series against the Tigers
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers, Twins play series finale at Comerica Park

Live scoring, stats: Tigers, Twins play series finale at Comerica Park

Justin Verlander is on the mound for Detroit, seeking its second straight series win post-All-Star break. There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. Who: Detroit Tigers (49-45) vs. Minnesota Twins (34-59) Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Mich. When: 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Aaron McMann The Tigers look to claim their second straight series after the All-Star break, and they...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2016

Game 95 Preview: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander and the Tigers go for the series win on Wednesday afternoon. It feels right to be getting excited for Justin Verlander starts again. We may never witness the same pitcher who dominated the American League a few seasons ago, but that does not make his current form any less impressive. With question marks covering so much of the Detroit Tigers’ rotation, the reemergence of Verlander has been absolutely essential for their playoff hopes. While calling Verlander the best pitcher in the AL may be a slight overstatement, there is definitely an argument to be made. After...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2016

Tigers should have used Jarrod Saltalamacchia in 9th inning vs. Twins

Seeing James McCann hit in the ninth inning left Tigers fans feeling salty. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been a lightning rod for criticism ever since he took over for former skipper Jim Leyland in 2014. He has been maligned for his in-game decision-making from day one, and his job has seemingly been in jeopardy for nearly a full calendar year. Decisions like Tuesday’s are a big reason why. With two runners on base and one out in the ninth inning of the Tigers’ eventual 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ausmus allowed Mike Aviles to bat against Twins closer Brandon Kintzler....
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander goes for series win over Twins

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander goes for series win over Twins

Detroit is coming off a 6-2 loss to the Twins on Tuesday. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (49-45, 2nd in AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (34-59, 5th in AL Central)When: 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Mich.TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRH Justin Verlander (9-6, 3.91 ERA)Lifetime vs. Twins: 16-8, 3.14 ERA in 31 starts Minnesota TwinsRH Ervin Santana (3-8, 4.12 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers: 9-3, 3.27 ERA in 16 starts GAME...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2016

Tigers prospect Christin Stewart’s 3 RBI leads Lakeland to victory

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Pawtucket Red Sox 4, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box) The Mud Hens out-hit the Red Sox 11-9, but a three-run homer from Pawtucket’s Christian Vasquez gave them enough offense to even the series. Toledo starter Cory Riordan allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings and suffered his first loss since moving up to Triple-A. The Mud Hens offense managed 10 hits against Pawtucket starter Justin Haley, but grounded into four double plays and stranded six runners on base. Dean Green and JaCoby Jones led the way...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2016

Detroit Tigers Links states the obvious

Links is about to drop some knowledge. First obvious statement. The Tigers are going to need a healthy Jordan Zimmerman for the stretch run. Also needed are J.D. Martinez. Justin Upton, and a whole host of other good players. Michael Fulmer is very good. From Sunday, all the Michael Fulmer happiness you can handle. His poise sets him apart. Also obvious, Michael Fulmer is important beyond 2016. The Twins are very bad. And their GM just paid the price. How they almost made the playoffs last year is one of the greatest baseball related mysteries of our time. The White Sox are in a tough...

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